Sellafield (Jul 2017)
September 2015
Kier; Morgan Sindall Arup JV; M+W Group
VGC contract value

We supply a range of skilled trades and labour to clients Kier, Morgan Sindall Arup JV and  M+W Group at Sellafield nuclear site.

Our contracts and the support from our in-house training team help us to be flexible to meet our client needs, while offering operatives job security. Workers include joiners, steelfixers, banksmen, slingers, crane supervisors, ground workers, concrete operatives and supervisors.

Local people, local expertise

George FarquharOur office in Cleator Moor is headed by labour manager George Farquhar, who has 30 years’ experience of working in Sellafield. George is a local authorised signatory for p4 passes for clearance up to DV (developed vetting) level. He also assists our clients with pass transfer ASAs and security check (SC) clearances.

George is committed to VGC’s policy of employing local people wherever possible: at Sellafield, all our workers are local (audited by Baker Mallet). “It makes sense to encourage and develop the local workforce. Not only does it reduce the environmental impact of long-distance commuting, it also ensures that the local economy benefits, as wages are spent in local shops and businesses.”

We work closely with Copeland Borough Council to support local employment. In addition, we partner with charities to support people back into work, G4S Welfare to Work and Groundwork Cumbria and we hold regular local recruitment open days. We were a founder member of All Together Cumbria.

Fully compliant in high security environments

Our HR team, trained by the UK Borders Agency, screens personnel to work on projects throughout the UK.

VGC workersVGC’s rigorous clearance processes are trusted by clients to provide staff at airports from Heathrow to Glasgow, high-profile projects like HS2 and Crossrail, and nuclear facilities including Urenco and Hinkley Point. All our workers are fully vetted including face-to-face interviews; at Sellafield they are all P4 pass holders with full Disclosure Scotland and drugs and alcohol screening.

We have been audited by Sellafield for CIJC Working Rule Agreement compliance and have gained industrial relations clearance. We have a good relationship with the industrial relations manager and we sit on the Sellafield Contractors group. All our operatives are on a full contract of employment and comply fully with pink book regulations, in line with CIJC union agreed terms.

Ian Cruden and Ian SharplesTeam member Ian Sharples received a special award from the client for suggesting an improvement to the steelwork design.

“Ian’s ideas will improve the safety and increase productivity of the install. Well done, Ian”
Ian Cruden, M+W package manager

Contact us to find out more about our teams at Sellafield, and how we can meet your staffing needs.

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